The Brooklyn Nets are in a very tough spot heading into the 2022-23 NBA season. The franchise somehow managed to convince Kevin Durant to stay, which resulted in the Nets actually having a chance to see how KD, Kyrie Irving, and Ben Simmons play together.
Unfortunately, that's not the end of problems for the Nets. They still have to deal with the fact that the chemistry of the team might not be good in the next season. It is the aftermath of KD forcing the owner Joe Tsai to choose between him or head coach Steve Nash and GM Sean Marks.
Well, considering the fact that all three of them are still with the team, they might have found a way to solve this issue. Still, if we think about this from Nash's perspective, he may not completely trust Durant. After all, Durant tried to get him fired from his job.
Amar'e Stoudemire Says Kevin Durant and Steve Nash Are Egoless Players
While the rest of the league is focused on berating the Nets, the former assistant coach of the franchise has said something positive about the team.
“It’s always been ups and downs with coaches and star players throughout the history of the game of basketball. I think what they both will probably end up doing is having a conversation to try to hash it all out, and figure out a way to co-exist to compete for a championship. Both of those guys are egoless. Steve was an egoless player. Kevin Durant is also an egoless player. He wants to win. He wants to make his teammates better. So, I think with those two guys who have that type of mentality and personality, it’ll work out for them.”
This is not the first time that we have heard rumors of differences between players and coaches. Basketball is a very passionate sport, and sometimes players and coaches get carried away.
So as long as the Nets can be productive next season, the past conflicts will not matter. But in case the Nets have a repeat of the last season, it will surely mean that someone will get fired.